Minidoka, Minidoka County, Idaho Genealogy
- 1 Quick Facts
- 2 City Hall
- 3 Resources
- 4 References
Minidoka City Hall
402 Cherry Street
Minidoka, ID 83343-9998
Church History and Records
At the present time there are no churches listed in Minidoka.
The Idaho State Archives in Boise has a collection of city, county, state and regional directories.
Minidoka County was established in 1884 the town served as a railroad siding area. The winding path of the Snake River, which crossed the area now known as Minidoka County, was the route of the early pioneers heading west. In early 1900’s, settlements of government land were available for homesteading ownership. Homesteaders were required to file a claim, live on the land for three years and do a limited amount of farming. Around 1912, many homesteaders came to live in the neighborhood of Kimama and Minidoka. However, by 1932 none of the dry land homesteads remained because of a lack of rainfall and other hazards such as frost, wind, weeds and pests.
Military History and Records
There are no copies of Minidoka newspapers in the collections of the Idaho State Archives in Boise, Idaho but papers from nearby towns which are in the Archives may be of help to residents of Minidoka.